About Francis Bogiside
When bar developer Steve Mahoney set out to create an Irish, neighborhood bar, the aim was simple — to offer a great selection of drinks paired with quality, gastropub food in a setting that combines the building’s historic elements with some modern finishes. Foregoing Irish kitsch, Mahoney settled on subtle design elements that play up the feel of Ireland in a way that’s relaxed and beautiful — muted green walls, a bar made of reclaimed wood, large windows and one of the largest selections of Irish whiskey this town has to offer. “We want people to feel comfortable,” Mahoney said. The kitchen, which the bar will share with sister restaurant Brigid, will have a rotating, seasonal menu of your typical Irish and English pub fare. He’s envisioning the kind of food that sticks to your ribs — think cabbage and bacon, curried favorites and winter stews — made by some of the best chefs in town. An homage to his heritage, it’s also the place Mahoney wants to get a drink when he’s done with his day.